Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Screen Shot WIP

I'm working on it, I'm working on it, albeit slowly but I'm working on it. And just to show that, I decided to take a screenshot of what I'm messing around with. What I didn't realize is that doing so actually captures both screens so now you get to see what goes on in the second screen. Just some music and visualizations right now. I'm thinking of making both screens show the same thing so I can make sure the colors I'm using jive with different screens.

I gotta ask though, how do the tones on Shade look? Too dark, dark enough, too light? I'm just not sure myself. Looks fine to me so far. Decided to go with a night time look with a green atmosphere since I figured that's the time these creatures are most active. Might add even more to this drawing and make it more active.
Main thing you'll notice is the 25 Essential Expressions of Shade. I did one already of Shadow and now I'm doing one for her sister. I'll be putting in even more details this go round as well, even including 5 different sets of outfits. Although I'm not sure about what the last 3 will be. Maybe I'll draw her in her armor? Well that's three down, two to go. I'll figure it out.

Oooh, the second screen. I've been listening to Gorillaz again. Got a new CD called D sides. Two CD set that has, in my personal opinion, some really great music. The second CD is remix tracks from their D---Days CD but it's mostly just remixes of two songs, Kids with Guns and Dare. I swear, there are at least 3 different versions of each. The first song and last song on the CD I don't care for at all but everything else jives with me rather well.

Welp, that's it for this blog post. Figured I was due for another one and next time I have more works in progress I'll post again. Perhaps something... titillating. We'll see.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hello childerens

Another post for another wip.

Colors are not indicative of final choices. Just place holders for the time being. I know I need to fade colors into the background and the lines will follow suit. Perhaps I'll just forgo the lines all together and paint the background without them. That might be the way to go honestly. But if I do that, then the lines on Shade probably would have to go as well. We'll see how things go. I might have to rethink my whole strategy on coloring.

I saw this really neat drawing that gave me an idea on how to do backgrounds the way I want to do them. Start off with a darker color sillouet of what you want, then build up on that with layers of details. It's hard to describe but it makes me want to practice.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Nothing big

No new art to showcase or anything, but saw a new app that links to Devart that I had to add on here. Seems relatively new. Check it out, I have it set up to show 5 of the latest devs I have. I was trying to think of a way to showcase more art on my blog and voila, there you have it. I should post a wip I'm working on later today. Maybe get some helpful tips out there from anyone in the know. I'm trying to do a foggy background but my background skills are reeeeeeeally lacking. Anyway, I'll show that later and catch y'all on the flip side.